Former PM Manmohan Singh to get Indira Gandhi Peace Prize

Former prime minister Manmohan Singh will receive the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development this year for his leadership of the country between 2004 and 2014 and for enhancing India’s stature globally. 

The award, comprising a cash prize of Rs.25 lakh and a citation, was instituted by the Indira Gandhi Memorial trust in 1986 and previous recipients include the former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, former President of the Czech Republic Vaclav Havel, and organisations such as the United Nation’s Human High Commissioner for Refugees and ISRO.
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Dr Manmohan Singh- India’s fourteenth Prime Minister
Born- 26th September 1932 in Punjab province of undivided India.
He was also former Governor of RBI.


Source- The Hindu